Social Justice Week Events 3/14/2013

Social Justice Week March 11-15

Thursday, March 14th

11:00AM-12:05PM Girl Trouble.
Social Justice Documentary Filmfest @McQuade Auditorium.

11:00AM-4:00PM Bra Drive/Fundraiser.
Sakowich, Main St.

Bra Drive/fundraiser for Free the Girls (freethegirls.org), an organization that sells used clothes to help women who have been sex trafficked. Organized by students from WGS 3110: Global Women’s Issues, Activism, and Social Justice.

12:00-2:00PM Poster Sessions.
Sakowich, Main Room

– International Gay, Lesbian,,and Transgender Human Rights
– Human Trafficking
Organized by students from WGS 3110: Global Women’s Issues, Activism, and Social Justice.

12:00-4:00PM Poster Session  by the Gay-Straight Alliance.
McQuade Library 1st Floor.

The GSA will also be running a poster-making station, to help passersby create their own posters on issues that concern them.

12:20-13:55 Harvest of Empire.
Social Justice Documentary Filmfest @McQuade Auditorium.

12:30-2:00PM Global Media and Global Sweatshops Table.
Sakowich, Main St.

This informational table will inform the community about differences between U.S. and Global Media reports and will provide information of Global Sweatshops.Organized by students from WGS 3110: Global Women’s Issues, Activism, and Social Justice.

2:30-5:00PM The Stoning of Soraya M.
McQuade Auditorium.

Award winning film that tells the true story of Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), whose husband plots to have her falsely accused of adultery- whose penalty for women is being stoned to death- so he can divorce her and marry a young girl. The  film illuminates the dangers of religious fundamentalism and gender apartheid,  The story takes place in 1986, just as Khomeini is coming into power in Iran.
Student Discussion to follow. Screening and discussion organized by students from WGS 3110: Global Women’s Issues, Activism, and Social Justice.

3:00-5:00PM Materials Creation.
McQuade 1st Floor Conference Room

This workshop event will help the children in our local Lawrence preschools better understand English and begin to learn the alphabet. Students, faculty and staff are invited to create materials that will be sent home to the children, so their parents can become more involved in their child’s life and help them further their learning outside the classroom.

5:00-6:00PM College and Activism.
McQuade 1st Floor Conference Room.

– Prof. Joe Ramsey (U-Mass, Lowell)
– Christopher Round, Merrimack College ‘12, currently pursuing graduate studies of Environmental Science and Policy at Harvard University, and working on the divestment campaign in the fight against climate change.

6:00-8:15PM Precious Knowledge.
McQuade Auditorium.

Documentary on the battle to defend the successful Mexican Studies Program in the Tucson, Arizona, High School District against the attacks of the Arizona legislature.
After the screening, there will be a Q & A with director Eren McGinnis, and MSP founder and education activist Sean Arce. Click on their names for their bios and for additional info on the film.
Preceeded by a presentation of the Jumpstart program by Meghan Reynolds ‘16.

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